Gift card holder card - As I was looking for a gift card holder template, I found that most of them are too small for mailing. It gave me an idea to design one that is a normal A2 size card that is also easy enough for mass production (if you're like me who doesn't have access to the many sales at the malls, gift cards are the best gift to give). The tutorial is found toward the end of this post.
The text, scallop border and ornaments are from Vintage Borders set. The sentiment is from Tami's Calendar Bits & Pieces set. I used Rocket Red and Soft Sand cardstocks, Vivid Brick Red ink. The ribbon is Pure Luxury white organdy.
Here is an ornament I made, using the Spellbinders Fleur de lis Pendant and Labels One dies. I stamped the music stamp from Vintage Borders with white pigment on Cranberry Tart cardstock. I also used the Fresh Asparagus cardstock and ribbon.
Here it is hung.
Here's a matching card to go with the ornament that has a shabby feel. I used Emily's Vintage Holly digipapers and the following Pure Luxury cardstocks: Cranberry Tart, Fresh Asparagus, White. The buttons are from the Autumn Assortment.
Now, please visit my dear friend, Lisa Hjulberg, joining in the blog hop tonight. Then, stop by these GinaK Designer's & Center Stage Spotlight blogs for even more samples: Asela, Carolyn, Cindy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, Tami, Theresa, Deb, Melissa, Karen, Sharri, and Sue
For those of you are who looking for a quick and easy Christmas card idea, check out the Vintage Borders Card Kit available online in GinaK's store tonight. The Kit includes the step by step tutorial as well as all the card stock cut to the exact measurements needed to make 4 cards. For more details and photos of this card kit, see Jessica Fick's blog link as well as this Class Kit link.
Tutorial for Gift card holder:
1. Cut 2 cardstock panels: 4" x 11" and 4.25" x 5.5". Score at 3-14/", 8-1/2" marks. If you have a ScorPal, you can set your cardstock on the right side and score as shown below.
3. Adhere the card front to the other card panel. Decorate and tie a ribbon around the card front. Or you can tie the ribbon first around the card front before attaching to the red panel. I prefer the first method just because it's easier for most people to slide the ribbon back intact, rather than re-tying it to close the card. This card can be done as is, or see below for a fancier design.
Here is the inside. Inserting cash works, too, but probably not best for mailing :-).